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Back to School
Back to School

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Challenge: Back To School (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S45
Location: my kitchen
Date: Aug 30, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Snapshot, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2003


Place: 18 out of 58
Avg (all users): 5.8037
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.6304
Avg (non-participants): 5.9344
Views since voting: 943
Votes: 107
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2003 11:41:08 PM
Interesting focus. Seems to be on the sweater. Not focusing in on the face, is a good idea. When little kids draw, they move their head at the same time and you were able to capture this with the motion of the drawing hand. Great composition.
09/02/2003 06:16:05 PM
the look of concentration on his face is terrific. not a typical "back to school" image but still one of my favorites this challenge.
09/02/2003 12:27:37 PM
My favourite shot this challenge. Great use of motion blur. Nice range of tones, looks great in b&w. I like his expression. Effective cropping and composition. I would have prefered a shutter speed just a tad faster though, so the face would be sharper while leaving the hand blurred. 8
09/02/2003 12:25:25 PM
A very cute portrait! I like the use of BW here, and the composition is excellent. I like your low view point... Many people just shoot from their own height, which takes away from a child portrait, IMO. You did a great jog of getting at his level, and the portrait reflects 'his world' rather than him from an adult's perspective. A subtle change in technique that drastically changes the quality of a child's portrait! I don't know how difficult it would be to do in this setting, but a little more light on his eyes would give this some WOW factor. I love the look of concentration on his face, and I like the motion blur of his hand. As a result of getting the hand motion, you also got a little blur in his hair... very difficult to control, especially with small children as your subject (I have three boys 1, 3, and 5 years old). Nice shot and good luck in the challenge!
09/02/2003 10:21:40 AM
I love the blurry hand in the front, and the child's expression! The picture would be a bit better IMO if the focus were on the child's eyes. ~7
09/01/2003 12:07:28 PM
His efforts are convincing! : )
09/01/2003 11:53:35 AM
What a doll of a child!!!
09/01/2003 10:17:23 AM
Nice shot, good composition.
09/01/2003 01:18:20 AM
Good picture. I love the way he's holding the pencil, and holding the paper so carefully with the other hand. Such intense concentration on his face. Very good all around
09/01/2003 12:46:16 AM
cool shot. good capture on the hand motion and the facial expression.
09/01/2003 12:43:49 AM
This is precious. I would have prefered it without the blurred hand but its still a good shot.
09/01/2003 12:39:09 AM
His expression seems so focused on what he's doing. Great shot!

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